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Inspiration of the Week: Capoeira a la Spoken Word

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“I practice capoeira”

That’s how the poem begins. And that’s what I needed to hear to keep listening. As an art form I practice and study, capoeira is a very personal and subjective experience for all who are involved. Designed to be deceptive, its inherent non-straightforward nature has led to many different interpretations of its art and purpose. I’ve heard people describe it as a community, a dance, a form of combat, and (my personal favorite) a dialogue. Everyone has their own story to tell about capoeira, and this kid shares his own.

One of my all-time favorite performances – complete with a live band, theme lighting, and surprising displays of capoeira.

Poetry in motion. Literally.


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